I bought a craft pin, a plate, and a pile of glue and nailed them. To the wall. Well, Grahm did. But I pointed and said, "a little to the left." (This intro just took a very weird turn...)
E6000 Craft Glue
Paper Clips or Crafting Pins
A sweet (and very patient) man to hang them
Some people pay out the butt (yes, that's the official amount) for fancy schmancy plate holders like these. But when you're hanging over 20 dishes and none of them are grandma's old china plates (the most expensive one was two bucks), you decide to MacGuyver it. Grab some craft clue and some paper clips/craft pins.
Dab a little bit onto the back of the plate. Be sure to position the pin where you'll want the plate to actually hang. This glue is like under-eye concealer, less is more. Admire your redneck plate holder and praise yourself for the dollars you saved.
Let your dishes dry overnight. Enjoy the fine smell of rubber in the morning. Your craft pin will now be harder to remove than that zit I had on my chin for high school prom, so let's hope you positioned it correctly.
Arrange your dishes on the floor. Pretend like you know what you're doing so your husband won't say things like, "How long is this going to take?" I think I changed the arrangement 5 more times after I took this picture. (Huge life decisions, people.)
Recruit said (very sweet) husband to begin hanging your dishes. Never mind that it's 11 o'clock at night. (Make sure he has his beer at the ready to battle against his potentially crotchety "Can't this wait till tomorrow" self.)
If you're more thoughtful about your decisions than we are, you may want to make paper templates and tape those to your wall. You can play around with the design until you're happy with it. We're more "let's just see how this looks now" kind of people, so we eyeballed everything and proceeded to nail holes in the wall. Wham bam, thank you ma'am. Nailed it (literally).
Most of these dishes I found at Goodwill (I only got 20 dollars in my pocket). I went to four different stores. I was digging around so much (looking for a come-up) in one of the locations that I got asked if I worked there.... So next time I WILL be wearing makeup to the thrift shop (and hopefully this song won't be on repeat in my head).
Last week we made the pallet art. We stripped that sucker of all its boards on both sides and then I had Grahm cut the bottom off where the pallet came together. It made for the perfect flower box. We literally didn't do anything else to it.
Repurposed Buffet Table --- $50 (Craigslist find)
Pallet Art --- DIY/Free ("Stolen" from Home Depot)
"Vintage" Dishes --- $15 for 30 (Estate sales and Goodwill)
Flower box --- DIY/Free (part of the "stolen" pallet)
Dry Hydrangeas --- $20 Hobby Lobby (Look for the 50% sale)